ABea day 2 - Blogger Development

Hello fellow ABea-ers! Today is day 2 of Armchair BEA and our discussion focuses on Blogger Development. Join in the discussion and read other posts over at this post on the ABea website.

Blogger development? Ummm... where to begin? I feel like over my years as a blogger I have been all over the map. There are periods of time where I am spot-on with reviewing and posting... then there are times (like the majority of this month) where I get overwhelmed with life and blogging falls off my radar. Honestly, this is something that I *really* aim to fix about my blog. In order to do so, I have gathered a few ideas and I am really hopeful that after browsing through other posts on today's topic, I will have some great plans to put in place.
A few things have worked wonders for my blog over the years. One of the biggest is social media. I got a twitter handle, made a Little Bird Reads board on Pinterest, signed up with Instagram, and use GoodReads and Amazon to post reviews. All of these branches of the social networking tree have helped me to grow and develop as a blogger. I'm not a master yet, but I am beginning to get used to blog and using more social media on my phone as well- having access at my fingertips is necessary to stay abreast.
Another thing that worked for me is to schedule posts. This is awesome and also can fail me, because sometimes I run out of scheduled posts or pre-written reviews before I have time to bulk up again. Oops.
The addition of the "reply" option on my blogger comment form has also been great. I love the dialogue it opens up and it allows me to meet and respond to new visitors! In the same sense, I like weekly memes. I don't participate in many (or consistently) and that is another thing I'm interested in changing about my blog.

LBR's started a little space to write down my thoughts on the many books I read... and has now developed into a blog that I love and an online community of amazing people who share a passion for reading with me. It is such a blessing to have grown with many of you! I hope to continue to grow and develop as a part-time just-for-fun book blogger and look forward to seeing all of you ideas too!

Hope ABea is treating you well! See you around the blogosphere :)

write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow


  1. I hate to see that no one has commented on your post... So here I am! The social networking stuff is my biggest obstacle. I have anxiety and am painfully shy sometimes. I really need to work on that. I am also torn about memes.. I don't know if I should get too caught up in them to where they overwhelm the content, but at the same time, they do drive traffic.

    Lisa @ Just Another Rabid Reader

  2. Hi Jenna! I have always struggled with a posting schedule and finally decided that I'm happy if I post once a week. Reading everyone's posts about blogger development might prompt me to try to have some sort of schedule again. Finally getting an iPhone and being on Twitter more has helped me feel more connected to the book blogging world as well. Nice to meet you!